IIMGC LITTLE STEPS
2014 was rather a year of major improvement and capacity building. IIMGC improved by increasing and consolidating the standing of beneficiaries and stakeholders in targeted areas and by promoting dialogue, commitment as well as strengthening their capacities in accordance with the skills and roles of each person. IIMGC also provided support, capacity building, by improving the social and economic status of the targeted population.
IIMGC participation is solely geared towards promoting economic recovery in the targeted areas and resilience of the most exposed populations, young people, women and children in particular, through access to livelihood support such as employment and intensified skill acquisition, farming and livestock support for farmers etc.
Future Planned Project:
Depending on the grants/fund accessed, IIMGC will discuss with donors for possible collaborations for ideal project considerations.
1) High-intensity labor activities to rehabilitate or create community-based productive assets – rapid employment for youth
2) Vocational training and sustainable creation of jobs and sources of incomes for landless groups who don’t have land or not going to inherit any, but does the farming on other party field either by subletting, leasing or contract Farming such will be grouped for farming and other skill training/loan
3) Support for small-scale/family production systems and climate-friendly livelihoods (agriculture/ livestock/fishery)
4) Support to value chains
Since the declaration of the state of emergency in the Nigerian federal States of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa, the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency has led to multiple displacement crises, with communities fleeing their area of origin to take refuge in camps or host communities. In August 2017, IIMGC began operating in northeastern Nigeria in response to the humanitarian crisis, established its operation in Borno State and with the intent of expanding to Yobe State considering the heightened presence of IDPs in some LGA’s in Yobe State.
Recently, IIMGC initiated a Food Security and Nutrition intervention in Konduga and Jere LGA in (Borno State) and established a presence in Borno State to launch a Livelihood and Protection projects etc. IIMGC is currently operating in 2 LGAs in Borno State, reaching out to 6,000 individuals among IDPs and host communities with a multi-sectoral intervention covering nutrition, food security.
Given the unfolding large-scale emergency in the northeastern Nigeria, IIMGC plans to scale up its current operations in Borno state and reach newly accessible areas, in addition to areas such as the returnee’s re-integration into multi-sectoral services such as livelihood, protection and Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) in Borno and Yobe State.
IIMGC has currently provided 767 HH, of IDP’s and host communities with household food requirements on a monthly basis in Jere – Wards – Dusuman, Communities- Bolori Bilin, Bula Yala,Muna Asheri and Dalori Veterinary and 146 HH, of IDP’s and host communities in Konduga- Wards- Dalori- Community- Gomari Karekli. The majority of beneficiaries were Women and Girls, with this in mind IIMGC through its gender policy ensured that distributions food is safe and accessible to women, girls, men, and boys. IIMGC believes no one should be left behind.
In addition, through the M&E reporting during the IIMGC food assistance intervention, IIMGC gained ample knowledge which led to the development of future intervention plan of the following:
1) To intervene for SO1 – FOOD ASSISTANCE and SO2 AGRICULTURE & LIVELIHOODS in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe States respectively
2)To launch a Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) project to targeted communities and to meet the global standard of environmental impact.
3) To promote gender protection by establishing protection working groups and by strengthening the engagement of communities/beneficiaries to discuss protection issues and develop appropriate responses, including best advocacy measures.
4) To set up early warning system awareness program as well as provide training and easy understanding of how it contributes to foster livelihood resilience by improving coping mechanisms and even enhancing adaptive capacity.
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